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and think it's a terrible proposal. it's gonna cut medicare, raise taxes and insurance premiums they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there's an election where we can have an impact on it. quite a phenomenon. >> brit: let's assume the election is held and brown is the apparently winner, republican brown. what does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's -- late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the new senator's seated or not, do you not? >> interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and focus on that first step is to see what the people of massachusetts say tuesday. then everybody will be looking at the pros says after that >> brit: is there any doubt in your mind that the winner, if it's brown would be sworn in promptly? in time to vote on the next -- in the next round of votes on health care? >> the winner whoever it is, should be sworn in promptly, there are ways democrats could interrupt that pro
and they controlled my blood pressure and everything and does not cost me one time. i could be on medicare but i chose not to progress have been within the day since i have gotten out of the service in 71. but why are all of these test being run? i know it cost money. >> host: they do. testing and that has been a regular theme of yours with the regular habit -- article how to get to the point* where doctors, all on test that they say even are gold-plated? >> yes. your caller hit the button driving the process on the malpractice system which is driven in ways, an example. headaches. one community actually tried to look at how many ct scans in cedar rapids speed 13 for a population of 300,000, we all know this is not necessary. 10,000 were forehead ct scans only a tiny number turned up any abnormal -- abnormality some of them were ordinary headaches. some of it was fear of malpractice and more significant is that we have not established what the process is or a proper a guideline for care for handling the headache so we can do it the right way. we have tens of thousands of unnecessary ct scans that are
% of all health care is run by the government today. medicare, medicaid, indian health service, military, and v.a., tricare. 60% of it is run by the government. one of the reasons you have an absolute shortage of primary care doctors in this country is because we have set the price for what they're going to pay for primary care and the doctors won't go into it anymore, because there's a 350% payment differential. so we can either embrace our heritage, which says we've relied on markets to allocate scarce resources, or we can deny it and allow the government to run it. i think the health care bill ultimately will pass. i think they're going to buy the votes. you saw what happened in the senate. they're going to dot exact same thing in -- do the exact same thing in the house to get the votes they need and we will have a health care bill that the president will sign. don't think it's the best answer for us as a nation. i can tell you what's in that bill. it puts the government in charge of what you'll get, when you'll get it and where you'll get it, and that's even if you have private insur
. it doesn't cost me a dime. i could be on medicare but i chose not to do it. i've been with the va since i got out of the service since '71. but why are all these tests being run and i know it cost money. >> host: thank you, dean. in fact testing and how much doctors has been a regular theme. here's one headline article, testing, testing, testing and how doctors are calling for a lot of tests they sometimes they say are gold plated more than they need? >> guest: your caller did hit the button which is our malpractice system which is driven in ways -- so let me give you an example. headaches, one community actually trade to look at how many ct scans in cedar rapids iowa they were doing for people. they found they were doing 52,000 ct scans. all of us know this isn't necessary. and 10,000 of them were for head ct scans. only a tiny number ended up turning it up any abnormallity. many of them were just headaches. and a more significant part of it is that we don't -- we have not really established what our process is, our appropriate guideline for care for handling the headache so that we can
at the healthcare bill and think it's a terrible proposal, that is going to cut medicare and raise taxes and raise insurance premiums. they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there is an election somewhere in the country where you can effect -- where you can have an impact on it. so it's quite a phenomena. >> let's assume that the election is held and brown is the apparent winner, republican brown. when does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk who is the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's, late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the in senator is seated or not? do you know? >> it's an interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and then focus on that. the first step is see what the people of massachusetts say on tuesday and then everybody will be looking at the proto ses for swearing in the new senator after that. >> is there any doubt in your mind the winner, if it's brown, would be sworn in promptly, in time to vote on the next, in the next ro
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. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> time for some of your top stories. u.s. diplomats have apologized to a spanish politician after the fbi used his facial features as part of a digitally enhanced wanted poster of osama bin laden. on the left is a picture of the al qaeda leader in his usual headdress. the other one depictsing him without
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assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> shannon: there's one report saying the arctic will be without nice a matter of decades. whether global warming is to blame sauls a heated subject. former astronaut has seen the polar icecaps from outer space he joins us with a different perspective. welcom
to serial corruption beginning with the carve-out for medicare people primarily in florida. followed by the $300 million followed by the $300 million to get senator landrieu's vote in louisiana. followed by the $1 billion over a decade, purchase of senator nelson's vote from nebraska. followed by the payoff to the unions, which is the least they could get, considering they have given $400 million to democrats. >> first of all, radical -- >> republicans do, too, when they're in charge. every law -- it doesn't matter. >> pharmaceutical industry was last seen in this town, rallying around a special fund-raiser for mrs. coakley in massachusetts. >> first of all, i wish the health care negotiations would be on c-span. the idea that this bill is radical, is laughable. medicare for all, which is part of the dna of our country, is what should be on the tabl instead, this has been diluted. mostly by lobbyists and by obstructionist democrats, too. the deal that labor got is good i will admit. the deal that labor got is good for all middle-class americans. middle-class americans who have been s
't have one. we have a quasisystem. we have medicare and medicaid. half of medicare expenditures, half of all health care expenditures. if you look to those programs basically to put it simply the involve massive subsidization of everybody. the government tries to subsidize everybody in keep the price below what they would pay in the market. what happens is, it is sort of elementary. if you subsidize something you get more of it. went to get more of it you get big explosive demands and eventually the government has to put a cap on that and then you get government rationing. when that happens to get lines and who is going to go to the top of the line? i will tell you who is going to get to the top of the line. we know this. people like me. people have connections, people who are knowledgeable, people who can gain the system. who is going to go to the bottom of the line? poor was virginian so if you want to be there this is not a fair system. now, to do this we will need to talk about what a feasible alternative, what it will market-based insurance will look like for goody will meet to t
'll make it up. will medicare recipients suffer in some way as a result of this? >> i don't know exactly what else they'll change in the bill to come up with the revenue because owl all is done behind closed doors and not a single republican is included and more importantly the american people are not included and clearly the rest of us like with the nebraska deal, clearly the rest of us will pay for it and clearly middle class nonunion members will pay for it in part through this cadillac plan tax which by the way taxes a bunch of people who make less than $200,000 a year again breaking the president's pledge. >> jamie: senator i heard a lot of republicans say this is happening behind closed doors and we have covered what has been in front and open for everybody to see and what hasn't. the question is will it change, especially when you have an election like you have going on in massachusetts, where maybe the republican vote may need to come into play in order to get it passed, you need the 60 votes for the senate bill. so the question is do you see the g.o.p. becoming more involved in
, is laughable. medicare for all, is what should be on the table. instead, this has been diluted. mostly by lobbyists and by obstructionist democrats, too. the deal that labor got is good for all middle-class americans. middle-class americans who have been shafted in the last eight years under bush and cheney. >> not in unions. >> it cuts across. and the clean, simple thing, george, which would raise your hair on end, is if there was a surcharge on the wealthy. i believe the wealthy in this country could afford to pay a little more. and it shouldn't be a burden on the middle class. these aren't cadillac benefits. these are chevy, if that. >> you get the boldness award for defending the indefensible. there's many part of the bill that can defend. but to defend the car bout for the obama key campaign contributors. >> i admire boldness. >> i support the middle-class. >> there's one more deal that i wanted to talk about. we're not going to have time. you have to talk about it in the green room. that's the contentious deal between nbc, jay leno, and conan o'brien. >>> you can get political up
and brought a lot of your medicare care and so we'll look for your reporting on nightly news. dr. snyderman, thank you very much. >>> we want to switch gears and >> we have plenty of rain in the area. the heaviest just north of the city. our forecast for today calling for rain, on again, off again, possibly heavy at times. >>> and when we're not here, you can always check on your weather online at weather.com. now here's jenna. >>> janice, thanks. two university of florida graduate students were in haiti working on a documentary film when the earthquake hit. moments later their cameras started rolling and here to share their incredible story are john and roman. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> you returned yesterday. in fact from what i understand you're both pretty much wearing the same clothes you were wearing while you were down there. we'll get you clothes to change into in a little bit. but, first of all, how are you guys doing emotionally? and then we'll get to exactly what happened. and how were you after the earthquake hit? >> yeah. i think it was definitely a shock
. it will be helpful and beneficial to small business. it will strengthen medicare which we all benefit at a certain age. it will solidify medicaid, as well. it will give opportunities for those looking forward to their elderly years for long-term care capabilities and opportunities that you did not have in the past. as i said before, it will give opportunities to 30 million new uninsured people in connecticut to florida and across the country. there is a lot in this bill that you will find be very beneficial to your neighbors, the people in your area and the country. it is complex, for sure. there are betty details edit. the emergence of this bill at whatever age will feel better. it will help children. it will help families. it will provide health security and financial security for many of those americans who now have neither. host: what the institute for the study of the senate? guest: this will be an institute that will study the united states senate, study the 47-year career of senator kennedy as arguably the most effective legislator in history. it will bring people's understanding of what ha
started. ieieieies who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... great news. your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that means the scooter store is your best shot at qualifying for a scooter that costs you little to nothing. hi i'm doug harrison. at the scooter store, 97% of our medicare customers pay little to nothing out of pocket. how do we do it? we know what it takes to get you your power chair or scooter. it's our strength. it's our mission. and we back it up with the scooter store guarantee. if we qualify you and medicare denies yo
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